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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice-Advanced Nurse Practitioner Apprenticeship (advanced clinical practitioner integrated degree route) | MSADCNAP | Level 7 | Credits 180 | 2023/24
Health & Social Sciences
Application Portal
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice-Advanced Nurse Practitioner Apprenticeship (advanced clinical practitioner integrated degree route) | MSADCNAP | Level 7 | Credits 180 | 2023/24
07/09/2023 | Intake Closed
07/09/2023 (Please see timetable under 'downloads' for the full teaching dates)
01/02/2024 | Applications cut-off date: 01/12/2023 | Intake Closed
01/02/2024 (Please see the timetable under 'Downloads' for the full teaching dates)
29/05/2024 | Applications cut-off date: 19/03/2024 | (interviews to take place from 21 March 2024) | Intake Closed
29/05/2024 (Please see the timetable under 'Downloads' for the full teaching dates)


This three-year part-time apprenticeship programme will support you to gain the knowledge and skills required for the development of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner role.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner responsibilities

As an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, you will:

  • Have a high level of autonomy (refers to Advanced Clinical Practitioners working to the full scope of their professional practice) and freedom to make decisions about how people should be cared for and treated and act in complex and unpredictable situations
  • Use person-centred approaches to taking an individual’s detailed history and examine body systems to help you make a diagnosis
  • Select, undertake or request a range of appropriate clinical tests and assessments to help you make a diagnosis
  • Initiate and evaluate a range of interventions, which may include for example prescribing of medicines, therapies and care
  • Apply a skillset that may have traditionally been the remit of other disciplines so that you can enhance the care and experience of individuals
  • Analyse, interpret and act on the results of clinical tests and assessments and formulate a plan of care, which may include admission to a care setting such as a hospital, referral to settings for another opinion or discharge from services
  • Drive service improvements, educate others and provide consultancy services within your scope of practice
  • Undertake research activities to develop new knowledge and undertake audit to evaluate and further develop your area of expertise to improve care and services for the people you are treating.

For the full 3 year teaching dates please look under the 'Downloads' section on the right hand side of this page.


Student Requirements

An NMC registered Nurse

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with minimum 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.
  • You must have been registered with your respective statutory regulator of health and care professions (i.e. NMC, HCPC), for a minimum of 3 years and provide proof of current registration.
  • Level 2 English and Maths. If you do not hold this you must complete this level prior to applying for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally IELTS (academic) 7.0 or above with minimum 7.0 in each component.
  • Your employer, in conjunction with your supervisor/assessor and the university, will confirm when you have met the criteria and are eligible to progress to the end point assessment.
  • The University will uphold all requirements for independent assessment in the end point assessment as identified by the Institute of Apprenticeships, which you need to complete in a maximum three month period
  • You cannot commence another DfE funded FE/HE programme, at the same time as any apprenticeship.
  • You cannot use a student loan to pay for an apprenticeship. Where an individual transfers to an apprenticeship from a full-time further education or higher education course, and that course has been funded by a student loan, the loan must be terminated by the individual and confirmed with the University

Employer requirements

  • You must have a contract of service with an employer which is long enough for you to complete the apprenticeship successfully (including, the end-point assessment). This is expected to be three years / typically 36 months.
  • You must be employed in clinical practice for a minimum of 30 hours per week and be working to a job description that enables development in line with the occupational profile and apprenticeship standard of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship.
  • You must have support from your employer to work enough hours each week so that you can undertake sufficient regular training and on-the-job activity. This is to ensure you are likely to successfully complete the apprenticeship. You must keep evidence of the agreed average weekly hours, including time spent on off-the-job training, in the evidence pack.
  • On-programme and supervised work place learning should be structured to enable increasing independence and autonomy as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, as the apprenticeship progresses.  Your progress academically and in the workplace will be monitored at regular intervals prior to gateway progression.
  • You must have a suitable, named supervisor / assessor, agreed by your employer and University, who will support you in applying, reinforcing and demonstrating the required knowledge, skills and behaviours within the workplace.

For further information on Apprenticeships please click here

Please note that there is a two-stage application process for this course. The first stage is submitting an application. Once you have submitted your application, the ACP Programme Leader and team will review it and decide if you can progress to stage 2 of the application process, which is an interview with you, your line manager and a member of the ACP Programme team. 

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Course Notes

Course review:

In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.  These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2025. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.

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Course Leader
Name: Mr Jonny Branney
3 years, part time.
Mode of Delivery
Blended learning (online and face to face)
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